Choir Reboot after Covid 19

What’s been happening since the shutdown in March of 2020?

The Buffalo Niagara Choirs Board has been using a series of planning documents from a variety of sources around the world including a 40-page document from Chorus Connection which is a management software for choral groups used by choirs across America. In order to best organize our approach for retooling the children and adult choirs for the 2020-21 year, The Board of Directors has met every other week. The framework of our 7 step plan is as follows:

  • Convene a team of experts
  • Gather information
  • Create a risk assessment
  • Identify key activities
  • Create a budget & strategy
  • Make decision on season
  • Make an announcement to interested parties

The GOOD NEWS is that even if we can’t actually come together and sing and perform until the beginning of 2021, we have been reevaluating our vision , mission and values and expanding options for our choir members and their families!  Of the 7 Step Plan-some pieces are already in place. Our Board has established four committees to continue the work:

  • Risk Assessment
  • Key Activity Planning
  • Communication / Outreach
  • Choir Recruitment

Our Mission

WE are a family of choirs – children, youth, and adults – dedicated to excellence in performing choral music and to the importance of singing all lifelong. We are committed to collaboration with diverse artists and cultural organizations, and to celebrating the richness of musical traditions from our own neighborhood and around the globe.   We believe in the power of the human voice and in making the transformative potential of song available to everyone.

Our Values

  • Artistic Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Education
  • Community Service
  • Inclusiveness
  • Integrity


Staying Connected

Here are a few ideas of how we can stay connected virtually until we can meet again in person. Please contact Heidi Salva— ([email protected]) if you have ideas not on the list.


  • Trivia Nights
  • Idea Seminars on Topics with Guest Lecturers
  • Surveys
  • Story Telling/Book Shares
  • Game Nights
  • General Open Dialogue Sessions
  • Happy Hours with Adult Choristers